Suppose I am standing on a street corner, waiting for the light change so I can cross safely. Suppose I notice a small child wandering past me and into oncoming traffic. I can easily reach out and stop the child, and if I do not do so I know - for the sake of argument - with absolute certainty she will be struck by a car and killed. I can save her life at no cost to myself, but I choose not to. Would you call me anything less than evil? God is omnipotent and omniscient and ergo everything in the universe that happens happens only with his direct and implicit approval. God had the means and the knowledge to stop the holocaust, and yet he chose not to. When someone has the means and knowledge to prevent something from happening and yet it happens, the only logical conclusion that can be drawn is that the person in question desired that thing to happen.
Originally Posted by Hamdrank
Furthermore, God specifically endorses sexism, slavery, homophobia, racism, and more. I struggle to think of an evil action which is not condoned somewhere within the pages of the Bible.
What morals has God instilled? The only reason the Church no longer burns witches is because liberals have dragged them kicking and screaming out of that phase. When people talk about religion as a force of good in the world they are talking about extreme minorities of religious practitioners. By and large religious groups have always held true to the ancient, evil, dogmas and resisted every change.
Instilling morals into people that cause an overal general of good cannot mean the creator is evil.
This is a logical fallacy known as an appeal to ignorance. Don't do this.
Yes he may not respond to you but he may respond to some, he works in the mist it's unseeing to the natrual eye.
Also about the hiearchy of who made whom and if God was created by another can be proven.
I can't even parse this. And if you are saying there always has to be a hierarchy, that's bullshit. This may come as a shock to you, but people are capable of having egalitarian relationships.
Their always has to be an end and a person on the top, with your theory that he's evil he might like it up there.
Where did I ever say that there is no purpose or meaning to anything? Please do not make things up.
I don't see how you think God can be evil or non-existant living your whole life to see nothing but black as a purpose seems rather stupid.
Also if a man's wife dies his life may lose meaning and he may despair. Does this mean that his wife must not be dead? Even if your silly argument was true, it still would not mean God exists. Maybe the world's just a miserable, awful, place. Just because something being true would have very unpleasant implications does not mean it is not true. I'd bring up the fact that death is terrifying and unpleasant but still very real as an example of this, but clearly you are a theist and thus you don't even believe in death, so I'm afraid I can't think of a good analogy beyond the dead wife one, trite as it is.
And please read the OP. A lot of your 'arguments' are addressed in it.